Walking

Few people escape on-the-job stress, but LA County Planner Clement Lau has some tips for his cohorts designed to help them recover from the pressures of work.
3 days ago   UrbDeZine
An article in The New Yorker examines the many benefits granted the life of the mind through the act of walking.
Sep 5, 2014   The New Yorker
In 1969, American children walked to school as often as not. But today, many parents frown on children doing anything outside while alone. Opinion
Sep 3, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
In a review of the iPhone app Human, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau examines how the daily movement of residents can be measured.
Jul 20, 2014   UrbDeZine
Traffic diverters can be designed as a hybrid of permeable greenways and woonerfs to make walking and biking easier, safer, and even more pleasant than driving.
May 11, 2014   Transitized
The Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmarking report found a strong correlation between active commuting rates and health outcomes like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.
Apr 20, 2014   Streetsblog USA
In some ways, suburbia has clearly given its residents the benefits they hoped for: newer housing with more space, cheaper housing than in the most fashionable city neighborhoods, and "better" (that is, more racially and economically segregated) schools. Opinion
Feb 13, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
San Diego's downtown street grid features smaller blocks than almost all other major U.S. cities. Small blocks mean more intersections, less distance between them, and a lot of interrupted bipedaling. Bill Adams reviews some potential fixes.
Jan 29, 2014   UrbDeZine.com
It's no accident that the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood is one of the few school districts in Ohio without buses. Choices made by planners, parents, and school officials have preserved the inner-ring suburb as a “walking school district.”
Jan 18, 2014   DC.Streetsblog
By expanding its transit and cycling infrastructure and creating pedestrian-friendly streets, L.A. is improving access to alternative forms of transportation. But in the city's most walkable area, police are out to prove the car is still king.
Dec 27, 2013   The New York Times
It's been 21 years (and counting) since D.C. developed plans to build the Metropolitan Branch Trail's eight mile northern segment. The delayed project threatens the city's goal of increasing the proportion of biking and walking trips to 25 percent.
Dec 20, 2013   WNYC: Transportation Nation